Our Current Missions

From Your Missions Committee

July-August 2022

Community Network for Children (CNC)

The CNC office and programs will be on break beginning June 27 and will resume a summer schedule on July 11. CNC staff can be reached by email, phone call, text (413-422-0170) or message away! Please reach out with any questions! After July 11,

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4 p.m.  If you can’t make Thursdays, then please contact them to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn to elementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families once a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit, call/text (413) 422-0170.

 

June 2022

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet

The Children's Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. If you can’t make Thursdays, then please contact them to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn to elementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families 1x a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit, call/ text (413) 422-0170. Approximately 20 families attended the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE at the Dixon House this past May. With warm weather around the corner, many took advantage of the free clothing available and the camaraderie of other families with young children.

UCC One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)

Your generous OGHS donations of $415 will help support Ukrainians in their effort to maintain their independence, as well as providing support for the many refugees, draughtstricken areas of Africa, and many other area of need around the world.

May 2022

Community Network for Children (CNC)

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet NEW HOURS—The Children's Closet is OPEN byAPPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4p.m. If you can’t make Thursdays, then pleasecontact the CNC to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn toelementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need someto get them through the month. They can distribute apackage of diapers to families 1x a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit,call/text (413) 422-0170.

CNC Open House

Mark your calendars for the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Dixon House, 4Montague Rd., Leverett, to be held outside. Cancelled if raining. Come for FREE clothes. Warm weather clothing donations accepted—must be clean and in good condition. Open to all with young children, Newborn—Elementary Age. Questions? Contact Gillian Budine,Budine@erving.comor413-422-0170 call/text.

UCC One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)

OGHS gives us the opportunity to join approximately4,800 churches and 773,500 members of the UnitedChurch of Christ to direct financial support and ensurewe stand with vulnerable people worldwide duringtimes of crisis. Our month-long campaign will go along way to help those whom we see in the forefrontof the news, especially Ukraine, and those who aremore invisible without prominent advocates. With your contributions stillarriving, we’ll report your generosity in the June Clarion

March 2022

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)

One Great Hour of Sharing receives even the smallest of offerings and brings them together in a big way to support health, education, refugee, agricultural, and emergency relief initiatives. With the world focused on the immediate humanitarian and refugee needs for Ukraine, your investment in the United Church of Christ Ministries will continue aid for the long haul. One Great Hour of Sharing is at work all year round, all around the world - sharing resources and changing lives, bringing your message of love and hope to those in need. You can make your donations throughout the month of April by check made out to the Leverett Congregational Church (write “OGHS” in the memo line), in church or by mail: PO Box 324, Leverett MA 01054. You can also donate online: https://www.leverettcongregationalchurch.org/donate and type in “OGHS” in the comments.

 

Community Network for Children (CNC)

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet—The Children's Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays or other times if needed. They have LOTS of clothing all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families 1x a month. Currently CNC is accepting warm weather clothing — newborn through children's size 14 — that is clean and in good condition. Please call to reserve a time to visit, call/text (413) 422-0170.

 

Mark your calendars for the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Dixon House, 4 Montague Rd., Leverett. More details next month. CNC is a program of Erving School Union #28 of which Leverett Elementary School is a member, under the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. CNC has been in partnership with the Leverett Congregational Church since 2019 for its use of the Dixon House. .

February 2022

Your missions committee knows that we ask a lot from this small but mighty congregation during the Christmas season. Thank you for giving generously, $2,034 in total. Here are the ways your donations met so many needs this season.

 

Adopt-A-Family of Franklin County

Our donation of $750 to Adopt-A-Family brought so much joy to families who otherwise faced a bleak Christmas. Having gift cards empowered these families to choose how they celebrated Christmas by providing some gifts of need and some of joy as well as their Christmas meals.

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels has a long history of local support from our church. The organization helps those who cannot get out to shop and provide meals for themselves. The meal deliverers also provide a daily check-in to be sure the homebound are okay. These individuals might otherwise have to live in a facility, at great expense, not to mention having to leave their home. Our church raised $635 in support, which will provide a great many meals over this year.

 

Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas thank-you gift checks to lower-income retirees. Our congregation has given $319 this past Christmas season to continue the tradition of taking care of those in need who have served us so selflessly.

 

Community Network for Children Food Gift Cards

We raised an additional $330 in food gift cards to help families in need purchase their Christmas meal. (This is in addition to the funds raised in November for Thanksgiving dinners.) From the Community Network for Children Children's Closet The CNC Closet—Will be OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays. They have LOTS of clothing all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need to bolster their supply to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families once a month. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit, call/text (413) 422-0170.

 

Thank You from Your Missions Committee

Claudia Gere, Chair, Rich Connelly, Mary Hankinson

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